Where the sharks (and other marine fauna) are

In 2012 ARCAE is performing a marine fauna visual survey of the mouth of the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) along Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific coast.  The project’s data will contribute to a national campaign to establish an increased number of marine protected areas and responsible fishing zones in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.  The Golfo Dulce … Continue reading

World Oceans Day–Costa Rica’s Perspective

June 8, 2011 is World Oceans Day—a time to reflect on what we’re doing to protect the planet’s leading oxygen producer, food producer, climate regulator, and source of everlasting inspiration (that last one’s a personal label I hang on it).  So, let me concentrate on just a few facts and happenings here in Costa Rica. … Continue reading

Artisanal fishing communities need your vote

Pretoma’s “Development of economic partnerships between artisanal fisher folk and tourism operators” project (submitted by Andy Bystrom, Costa Rica, Guanacaste ) needs your vote.  The project has been selected as a finalist in National Grographic’s 2010 Geotourism Challenge: Places on the Edge – Saving Coastal and Freshwater Destinations, and now it’s up to the public to choose the winners. … Continue reading

Costa Rican Shark Finning Campaign Wins Gothenburg Prize

November 18, Gothenburg, Sweden – Costa Rican biologist and PRETOMA president Randall Arauz received the 2010 Gothenburg Award yesterday for his organization’s fight against shark finning. The Award, recognized as the most prestigious environmental award in Europe, is given to individuals or organizations that develop national or international environmental projects.  Each year the selection committee … Continue reading